Jessie Alexander Brumfield 1838 – c. 1910

Jessie Alexander Brumfield was born 27 September 1838 in Louisiana. He was the son of Nathaniel Brumfield and Charlotte Temple Ott.  Jessie was one of 5 children. His siblings were: Martin Penn, John D., Sarah Lucy & Laura.

He married Martha Elizabeth Alford. They had eight children. He was a farmer. He died after 1910.

Jessie served in the Civil War. He and his brother John D. Brumfield enlisted 14 May 1862, after the death of their older brother, Martin Penn Brumfield. They signed for for three years. Each received a $50 bounty. Martin was paid 40 cents a day for his horse. They served together in the 9th Battlaion, 3rd Calvary, Company C from Louisiana. They were in Wingfield’s Calvary.

By 1865 Jessie & family had moved from LA across the border to MS [oldest child born there]. In 1870 they were living in Osyka, Pike, MS with three children. Jessie was a farmer. In 1878 those three children were all attending school in Pike, MS. By 1880 Jessie & Martha had 6 children, ages 11 months to 13 years old. The children attended school in Pike Co., MS. The family lived on Walkers Bridge Road in 1900. Jessie owned his farm without a mortgage. Three children were still at home.

Obituary:

J. A. Brumfield was born Sept. 23, 1838, united with the Mt. Herman Baptist Church Oct., 1864, remained a member of the same until the organization of Bogue Chitto Baptist church, of which he went into the organization of, and remained a member of same until his death which occurred on May 23, 1914. from: Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924 by Williams

….. 1 Jessie Alexander Brumfield b: 27 Sept 1838 LA
….. + Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 08 Aug 1846 MS
……….. 2 Martin Ellis Brumfield b: Sep 1865 MS
……….. + Dollie King b: June 1877 LA
…………….. 3 Lola Brumfield b: Sept 1890 LA
…………….. 3 Jewel Brumfield b: Abt. 1901 LA
…………….. 3 Jesse Alton Brumfield b: Abt. 1905 LA
…………….. 3 Ayleen Brumfield b: Abt. 1908 LA
…………….. 3 Dora Lee Brumfield b: Abt. 1915 LA
…………….. 3 Lola Brumfield b: Abt. 1891 LA
……….. 2 Rose Ella Brumfield b: 18 July 1867 MS
……….. + Jasper Pascal Brown b: 15 May 1865 MS
…………….. 3 Lucy Viola Brown b: 16 Oct 1888 MS
…………….. + Tate Edward Fortenberry b: 14 Jan 1885 MS
…………….. 3 Ina Lucille Brown b: 29 Dec 1890 MS
…………….. + Dewitt William Alford b: 29 Oct 1874 LA
…………….. 3 Junius Earl Brown b: 12 May 1892 MS
…………….. + Armetha Brown
…………….. 3 Hubert Allen Brown b: 01 Oct 1894 MS
…………….. + Freddie Smith b: 19 Nov 1899
…………….. 3 Mavis Marie Brown b: 18 Aug 1897 MS
…………….. + Denny Herbert Smith b: 03 March 1892 MS
…………….. 3 Lyda Mearl Brown b: 24 Dec 1900 MS
…………….. + Arlie Pierce b: 27 Jan 1898 MS
…………….. 3 Roy Jesse Brown b: 08 March 1902 MS
…………….. + Ivy Regina Mark b: 08 June 1908 Ohio
…………….. + Mary Thelma Ellzey b: 22 Feb 1906 MS
…………….. 3 Mildred Olga Brown b: 23 June 1904 MS
…………….. + James Alton Ball b: 22 March 1902 LA
…………….. 3 Thelma Lady Brown b: 27 Feb 1908 MS
…………….. + Reynolds
……….. 2 John Edward Brumfield b: Nov 1869 MS
……….. + Ada Beatrice Fortenberry b: 1893
…………….. 3 Baxter Edwin Brumfield b: 13 June 1912
…………….. 3 Fannie Chelottie Brumfield b: 28 Aug 1913
…………….. 3 James Albert Brumfield b: 28 Dec 1914
…………….. 3 John Edward Brumfield b: Feb 1915
…………….. 3 Claudia Martha Brumfield b: 27 Dec 1917
…………….. 3 Selwyn Alex Brumfield b: 31 Oct 1919
…………….. 3 Olgee Shelina Brumfield b: 07 Aug 1921
…………….. 3 Oliver Wendell Brumfield b: 21 Aug 1923
……….. 2 Fletcher Boyd Brumfield b: 28 June 1875 MS
……….. + Mattie Burmfield b: MS
…………….. 3 Mead Brumfield b: Abt. 1913 MS
…………….. 3 Francis Brumfield b: Abt. 1916 MS
…………….. 3 Courtney Jane Brumfield b: Abt. 1919 MS
…………….. 3 Ed H. Brumfield b: Abt. 1924 MS
……….. 2 Lily E. Brumfield b: 1876 MS
……….. + Julius Alford b: 25 October 1869 LA
…………….. 3 Lillian Alford b: 1900 LA
…………….. + William Archie Simmons b: 1897
……….. 2 Daisy L. Brumfield b: July 1879 MS
……….. + Cornelius Alford
……….. 2 Lucy May Brumfield b: 12 April 1881 MS
……….. 2 Sallie Joy Brumfield b: 31 May 1884 MS
……….. + Joseph Ed Brumfield b: Abt. 1873 MS
…………….. 3 Alex Brumfield b: Abt. 1906 MS
…………….. 3 Philip Brumfield b: Abt. 1909 MS
…………….. 3 Donald Brumfield b: Abt. 1912 MS
…………….. 3 David Brumfield b: Abt. 1915 MS

Selected Sources:

  • 1870 US Census, Osyka, Pike, MS
  • 1880 US Census, Pike, MS
  • 1900 US Census, Pike, MS
  • 1910 US Census, Pike, MS
  • Certificate of Death for Rose E. Brumfield Brown, File #16010; MS State Dept of Health, Vital Records.
  • Clawson, Alma Dell Magee.  Fields of Bloom.  Privately printed. 1972.
  • Compiled Service records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Louisiana. Fold3
  • Conerly, Luke Ward and E. Russ Williams. Source Records From Pike County, Mississippi 1798 – 1910. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984.
  • Haymon, Serena Abbess. Pike County, Mississippi School Census, 1885.  Greenwell Springs, LA.
  • Wallis, Ruth Temple. Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana. 1967. Bogalusa, Louisiana. Privately printed.
  • Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978. From the Louisiana Archives.

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